There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
November 23rd at 8:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Eucharist on Thursday, November 23rd at 8:45 a.m. in the Church (this will be a Bilingual Mass). Please bring your Thanksgiving food baskets and place them on the steps of the sanctuary. During this special Liturgy of thankfulness, the food to be eaten around our family table will be blessed, as will our lives of Christian living and witness! Hace unbuen dia de accion de Gratias!
Theology on Tap
Location: Ornery Beer Company and Public House
Young Adult Gathering: 6:30 p.m.
Talk Open to Everyone: 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Fr. Dominic Monti, O.F.M.Topic: “Rebuild My House”: The Impact of St. Francis in his Own Day, and the Franciscan Charism Today.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
December 2nd and December 3rd
The St. Francis Youth Ministry Program will be selling their handmade Christmas ornaments again this year. Members from the group will be in the church lobby accepting donations in exchange for the ornaments after all Masses on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd. There is no set price for the ornaments, but remember NO DONATION IS TOO LARGE!
Thanksgiving 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
November 25th at 9:00 am
All athletes age 8 and up, please come and participate in the Annual Father’s Day 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on November 25, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Parish Center Gym. Teams can be sponsored for $50.
Presented by the 55+ Ministry
Symphony: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets & Reservation Info: www.stfrncis.org/groups
December 13th at 7:30 p.m.
On December 13th at 7:30 p.m., we will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance. This will be a traditional Communal Penance with music, readings from scripture, and a short homily. Several priests will be available for individual confessions.
after 8:45 a.m. Mass
55+ Volunteers Needed to Stuff Gift Bags December 19th after the 8:45 a.m. Daily Mass. Please join fellow 55+ parishioners and serve others by volunteering to stuff and transport gift bags for residents of Envoy Nursing Home and clients of St. Francis House.
Please contact Lisa Ostendorf if you would like to help.
SGT MAC FOUNDATION
The Quantico Wreath Project, conducted annually by the SGT MAC FOUNDATION, will be supported again in 2017 by the Knights of Columbus with assistance from the Columbiettes. Fundraising at St. Francis of Assisi Parish will take place during the weekend of November 25th-26th. On Saturday, December 2nd, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves at Quantico National Cemetery. All of the wreaths used to decorate the graves of our fallen heroes are purchased with donated funds ($10 for each wreath).
Distribute Christmas Wreaths at Quantico
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
On Saturday, December 2nd, volunteers will descend on Quantico National Cemetery to help distribute more than 9,000 Christmas wreaths on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Volunteers, please arrive early (9-9:30 a.m.), use the main entrance on Joplin Road (Route 619), pass the large flagpoles at the main gate, take the first left onto Rappahannock Place and park their vehicles alongside the roadway – NOT off on the grass. A short ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m., then wreaths will be distributed.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 24th at 3:00 p.m.
Please click here to register your child (ages 4 and up).
Registration deadline is November 26th.